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Saturday, December 5, 2009

A Hopping Good Time!


Welcome to Stampin' Addicts Retiring Dormant List Stamp Sets Blog Hop! Our blog hop features some of the stamp sets we've just learned are retiring on January 4th. These are just a few of the 32 sets that are being retired. (There is a complete list below in my blog post from yesterday.)

If you have been following the blog hop in order, you've just seen Holly's wonderful creations at Rubber Redneck featuring the Sweet Stems set.

For my little corner of the hop, I chose the Wonderful Watercolors set because of its pretty design and ease of use.  I did a watercoloring class last March in which we did wet watercolor crayons (misting) and watercolor wash with this set. It is so versatile!

First, I made this fun Stationery Box which was Monday 3-D challenge #21 (search 3D021 in the SA forums) by challenge hostess Holly Krautkremer. I did alter the measurements slightly by using a 12X12 piece of cardstock cut to 6-1/2 inches wide and scoring at 1 inch on each side of the 6-1/2 inch side and at 5-1/2 from each side of the 12 inch length. My flap piece size was then increased from 4-1/2 X 4 to 4-1/2 X 5, and I scored the 5 inch length at 2 and 3 inches (ie 2 inches from either end) for a slightly longer flap and full one inch depth.

Next, is this Thinking of You card.  It is quite simple with just a little blender pen smudging of the leaves. I used a leftover top note die edge for the decorative edge on the right.

Finally, I happened upon thin mini notepads at the dollar store and decided a pretty to do list might make checking off completed chores more fun...It is a great purse size.  The notepad will be affixed to the cover....I just wanted to show the notepad in the picture.


Make sure you check out the next stop to see Mary's lovely designs using the fabulous Branch Out set at {scrap and stamp with Mary} .

And if you've never visited Stampin' Addicts (or even if you have), we'd love to see you posting in the forums and sharing the love for Stampin' Up!


11 comments:

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Very pretty projects Rhonda! It is a bummer this set is retiring. It's so elegant.

Kim said...

All so pretty. I traded for this set and it has never seen ink. Great inspration to pull it out and make some cards!

Heidi Baks said...

Cute projects! I love the colors and topnote decorative edge on the middle one.

LisaBee said...

Very pretty! I forgot this set was still available...at least for this month...better check that list again!

Melissa said...

Such pretty projects, Rhonda! I love that set, and you've really shown how beautiful it is!

Yapha said...

What beautiful projects! Such a gorgeous set!

Debadoo said...

These are all super cute! Love the colors you used. Great job.
Deb B

Cindy said...

Pink and green is one of my favorite color combos, and you rocked with this stamp set!

Holly said...

Rhonda Beautiful projects!! The Box is soo pretty, I love your card and how you used the top note die with it. The notepad holder is awsome!!

Michelle said...

Very pretty creations, Rhonda!

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Love this set and hate to see it go. Especially the text image! I feel joyful whenever I see it!

Thanks for sharing the inspiration.